How To: Document WWII Batteries

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How to document World War II gun batteries on a specific fort page.


Create a template and tailor the code below for the specific fort and batteries

  • The template is created on the fort page by placing {{FtStevensWorldWarII}} on the fort page.
  • The template will appear as a red link on the fort page when the fort page is saved.
  • Click on the red link to bring up the template page for editing
  • Paste the code below into the template page
  • Modify the code for each battery and remove unnecessary lines.
  • Save the template page

The template should now appear at the location of the red link on the fort page.

Sample Code

{{BatteryListHeader|Fort=Fort Stevens|Period=World War II}}
{{BatteryList|Name=Battery 245|Number=2|Caliber=6"|Carriage=Long Range Barbette Carriage with Shield|Dates=1944-1947|Notes=}}
{{BatteryList|Name=Battery AMTB 6 Clatsop Spit|Number=2|Caliber=90 mm|Carriage=Fixed Pedestal Mount|Dates=1943-1946|Notes=}}
{{BatteryListFooter|Source=[ Coast Defense Study Group]}}

Fort Stevens World War II Battery (edit list)
Click on Battery links below
No. Caliber Type Mount Service Years Battery Cost Notes
Battery 245 2 6" Long Range Barbette Carriage with Shield 1942-1944-1944-1947 $ 248,578
Battery AMTB 6 - Clatsop Spit 2
AMTB Fixed Mount
Mobile Mount
1943-1943-1943-1946 $ 9,857
Source: CDSG
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